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Commodities Weekly: Palladium up for seventh session as bullish bets rise

Precious metals PALLADIUM continues to be preferred by speculative investors, with net long positions reaching their highest since July 10. The commodity is enjoying a strong bullish streak, rising for seven straight sessions and posting gains of 8.5% in that period. Palladium touched 1,065.19 this morning, its highest level since February, and is now at…

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Headline overload

US Markets Another case of headline overload overnight. US markets closed lower overnight due to some factors including, trade war phase 2, more political turmoil ahead of US midterm after reports surface ahead Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was resigning from his post and of course equity investors taking bets off the table ahead of any…

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Dollar firmer amid trade talk trouble

Dollar rises as China cancels trade talks The US dollar was marginally higher on a holiday-thinned Asia Monday morning, reacting to weekend news that China had cancelled plans to visit Washington this week for trade talks. Remember the next set of US tariffs on $200 billion of China goods has just kicked in at 12am…

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OANDA Trading Asia markets update

Asia markets update The weekend headlines have not been a blessing for ‘risk sentiment” and while the optimist in me is siding on this too shall pass. But with markets closed in Japan, China and South Korea as a large part of Asia celebrates the Mid-Autumn festival, it impossible to gauge sentiment in these drastically…

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Numerous crosscurrents in play

Numerous crosscurrents in play US equities  On Friday the Dow and S&P opened and closed again at fresh highs on massive volumes due to options expirations, and while headlines over the weekend suggested that trade talks between both US and China will be shelved until after the US midterm elections, markets will not view this…

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EM Asia: Next weeks discussions

By Stephen Innes Head of Trading Asia @steveinnes123 EM Asia sentiment continues to improve; regional equities were trading very well on a  weaker dollar. ASEAN markets do enjoy a capital inflows bump when the US dollar is broadly weaker. Bloomberg China Calls Off Trade Talks, Won’t Go to Washington Until After Mid-Terms China In addition to the…

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Bring on the FOMC !

FOMC  The FOMC meeting next week has a hike fully priced in so the focus will be on the dot plots and the follow-up presser which has dollar bulls questioning their near-term positions. The meeting will be overly scrutinised to see if there are any changes in the projections, with new Vice-chair Clarida voting for…

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US Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The US dollar bounced back on Friday, but could not offset the losses suffered during the week. The greenback was lower against most major pairs at the end of five days. Traders adjusted their positions before the weekend giving some breathing room to the USD. The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its two-day meeting on…

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